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by joecross
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What should we name our new mobile app?
Replies: 6
Views: 1679

Re: What should we name our new mobile app?

Congratulations! If you are reading this post, then you have earned an invitation to try out the new beta matching system. It takes everything we were building in the mobile app and puts onto the web. You can still access it from your mobile browser, but you do not need to download an app to your ph...
by joecross
Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Chapters
Topic: Recipients Need Your Help!!
Replies: 19
Views: 8881

Re: Recipients Need Your Help!!

Natalie - You could contact ECF or Enable Outreach. They have different requirements, so you may qualify for one of them.

http://www.enablecommunityfoundation.or ... ld-a-hand/
http://www.enableoutreach.org/
by joecross
Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What should we name our new mobile app?
Replies: 6
Views: 1679

Re: What should we name our new mobile app?

:oops: :!: :!:

Well, we're still working on the mobile app. A few of the people working on it had to move on, so I'm looking for anyone who can help with coding, testing or documentation. Drop me an email at joe (at) enableoutreach.org.

Thanks!
by joecross
Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Chapters
Topic: Where is the Milwaukee Chapter?
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Re: Where is the Milwaukee Chapter?

It looks like the closest chapter is in Rochester (https://www.facebook.com/groups/enabler ... r/?fref=nf). I'm sure they would be happy to help guide you through making your own device. You might consider the Osprey since it is strong enough to do weightlifting.
by joecross
Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Chapters
Topic: Recorded Chapters Calls
Replies: 1
Views: 654

Re: Recorded Chapters Calls

This topic has been moved to the new Q&A site: http://enableoutreach.cloud.answerhub.c ... calls.html
by joecross
Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Chapters
Topic: Next Chapter Call
Replies: 3
Views: 1618

Re: Next Chapter Call

This topic has been moved to the new Q&A site: http://enableoutreach.cloud.answerhub.c ... -call.html
by joecross
Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What should we name our new mobile app?
Replies: 6
Views: 1679

Re: What should we name our new mobile app?

Here's a little preview of the member map that will be included in the app. Not only will volunteers be able to list themselves on the map so others can find them, recipients will also be able to add themselves (without any contact info exposed) so volunteers can offer help.

iM3 - Filters.png
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by joecross
Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Chapters
Topic: Next Chapter Call
Replies: 3
Views: 1618

Re: Next Chapter Call

We are looking for 4 elementary school age students to make raptor hands for. We'll match color choices the best we can. Please email me at dvial@volcano.net. thank you. D Vial Hi - The next chapters call is the perfect place for you to ask other chapters if they need your 4 hands. Hope to see you ...
by joecross
Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Chapters
Topic: Next Chapter Call
Replies: 3
Views: 1618

Next Chapter Call

This topic has been moved to the new Q&A site: http://enableoutreach.cloud.answerhub.c ... -call.html
by joecross
Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cross-post from G+
Replies: 3
Views: 895

Re: Cross-post from G+

Jeff ErenstoneYesterday 23:07 The responses +Jen Owen and +Drew Murray are easy. +Jen Owen I have added the words "some of" to my mentioned of the "Raptor". But thanks for proving my point that ECF and former ECF board members were "part of this community. Your other points ...
by joecross
Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cross-post from G+
Replies: 3
Views: 895

Re: Cross-post from G+

Jacquin Buchanan7 Aug 2016+3 4 3 I am new to e-nable. I will start by saying, I completely understand the issue of growing pains like this. Anyone who has been involved in a movement like this knows how expectations can greatly outpace reality. Though, what little I have seen from this group leads m...
by joecross
Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cross-post from G+
Replies: 3
Views: 895

Re: Cross-post from G+

Chuck Untulis6 Aug 2016+2 3 2 I agree with Jen. Dante Varotsis6 Aug 2016+1 2 1 Hi Jen, we received the Intel hands for the Haiti project (thank you for setting that up +Shashi Jain!) but found that the need for arms instead of hands, anthropomorphic design (more like flexyhand in arm form), and ski...
by joecross
Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cross-post from G+
Replies: 3
Views: 895

Cross-post from G+

Jen Owen Case Studies, Stories & Prints - 6 Aug 2016 +Jon Schull​ +Andreas Bastian​ - can you share where these 750 hands are going? +Grace Mastalli​ - can you please share where all of the test hands that get sent to ECF end up? If the 100 hands that were assembled by +Shashi Jain​ and Intel ev...
by joecross
Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: What should we name our new mobile app?
Replies: 6
Views: 1679

What should we name our new mobile app?

e-NABLE Outreach is sponsoring the development of a new mobile app to support our community. It will include a safe, secure matching system to connect recipients with volunteers and chapters. It will also provide an easy way to donate directly to chapters. We are scheduled to launch the app on Sept...
by joecross
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Chapters
Topic: Free PLA Filament for community chapters!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1039

Free PLA Filament for community chapters!!

Jen Owen and Natureworks have generously donated over 4000 rolls of PLA filament to our community (yes, with 3 zeros!). Enable Outreach is taking on the challenge of covering shipping costs for chapters in need. You are invited to submit a request by filling out this short application . Apply HERE ...
by joecross
Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Chapters
Topic: Enable Outreach Non-Profit to Help Chapters
Replies: 1
Views: 649

Enable Outreach Non-Profit to Help Chapters

A new 501(c)(3) non-profit has been launched to help chapters with funding, logistics, coaching and more. If you want to start a new chapter but don't know how or if you have an existing chapter and need help, visit us at Enable Outreach (http://www.enableoutreach.org/). You can quickly apply for a ...
by joecross
Wed May 04, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: Chapters
Topic: Recipients Need Your Help!!
Replies: 19
Views: 8881

Recipients Need Your Help!!

The e-NABLE chapters have created a simple system for community members to help recipients all over the world. If you are looking for a recipient and don't mind spending a little money on shipping, this is for you!!! Just go to the URL below and pick a recipient from the list. We have a growing numb...
by joecross
Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Chapters
Topic: Recorded Chapters Calls
Replies: 1
Views: 654

Recorded Chapters Calls

Here is a link to a YouTube playlist with all of our previous Chapters calls.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... UJK5bqO0_m
by joecross
Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: Arms
Topic: Eagle Arm
Replies: 2
Views: 1185

Re: Eagle Arm

Hi Peter. Has there been any progress on this? We have several requests for shoulder-driven devices in Ghana, Nigeria and Hungary. I'm thinking of something like Jeff's Monette Trans-Radial System v1.0, but using flexible filament like the 3D Life Arm.

Thoughts?
by joecross
Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Technical Q&A
Topic: Blender Modeling Help
Replies: 6
Views: 2423

Re: Blender Modeling Help

Thanks Peter! I hacked something together in the meantime.
by joecross
Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Beta Testing
Topic: The Phoenix Hand (previously Eagle Hand) fabrication and mechanical function testing
Replies: 165
Views: 31919

Re: The Phoenix Hand (previously Eagle Hand) fabrication and mechanical function testing

Cons - The elastics began to break down VERY quickly. We used orthodontic-grade elastic bands. It appears that the heat and humidity are not friendly to these things. Has anyone else had an opportunity to test the Phoenix in heat and humidity? I'm hoping others have NOT had this result, in which ca...
by joecross
Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Beta Testing
Topic: The Phoenix Hand (previously Eagle Hand) fabrication and mechanical function testing
Replies: 165
Views: 31919

Re: The Phoenix Hand (previously Eagle Hand) fabrication and mechanical function testing

I am running into an issue where I can't break the supports away. I have tried pulling it out from different sections on the support piece but rather than popping out, the lines of the square are breaking on me. Anyone have any ideas how to avoid this? If your slicer supports it, add a layer of sep...
by joecross
Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Beta Testing
Topic: The Phoenix Hand (previously Eagle Hand) fabrication and mechanical function testing
Replies: 165
Views: 31919

Re: The Phoenix Hand (previously Eagle Hand) fabrication and mechanical function testing

We were able to deliver two Unlimbited arms during our recent trip to e-NABLE Ghana. The arm uses the Phoenix hand as the terminal device and we were able to get some useful feedback on its performance in this environment. Pros - Grip is good - Plastidip adhered well and provided good tackiness Cons...
by joecross
Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Beta Testing
Topic: The Phoenix Hand (previously Eagle Hand) fabrication and mechanical function testing
Replies: 165
Views: 31919

Re: The Phoenix Hand (previously Eagle Hand) fabrication and mechanical function testing

Does anyone have a screw-on mesh palm for left hand and/or an integrated mesh palm for the right hand? I have the other ones, but don't trust myself in Fusion to do a simple mirror.
by joecross
Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Chapters
Topic: Fundraising ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 1047

Fundraising ideas

I've heard some good ideas for fundraising lately and thought I'd capture a few here. ⋅  Family and friends ⋅  Use GoFundMe, Indiegogo or other web-based fundraising platform to set up the fundraiser ⋅  Blast out to your Facebook friends ⋅  For educational ins...
by joecross
Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Chapters
Topic: Useful Chapter Info
Replies: 0
Views: 864

Useful Chapter Info

Here are a few useful links for people working in chapters. ⋅  How to start a chapter guide ⋅  See a map of all community chapters here ⋅  Add your chapter to the map or offer to help other chapters here ⋅  Donate to chapters here ⋅  See our chapters...
by joecross
Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: Arms
Topic: The Modular Training Arm
Replies: 24
Views: 6453

Re: The Modular Training Arm

Hi Skip - this looks like an amazing initiative. I wish I could help. Unfortunately, the additional parts in this design are near impossible to source in the remote areas I'm focused on (eastern Europe, southeast Asia, northern Africa). I'll keep my fingers crossed for enhancements to the RIT arm, w...
by joecross
Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Arms
Topic: The Modular Training Arm
Replies: 24
Views: 6453

Re: The Modular Training Arm

Thanks Skip. Are we moving away from the RIT arm or Raptor Wing in favor of this design? We've been making RIT arms for awhile now, but wonder if there is a problem that I'm unaware of. To date, none of our recipients or medical advisors have raised any issues with the RIT arm.

Regards,
Joe
by joecross
Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Arms
Topic: The Modular Training Arm
Replies: 24
Views: 6453

Re: The Modular Training Arm

Has this entered Beta testing yet?
by joecross
Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Beta Testing
Topic: Flexy fingers
Replies: 1
Views: 627

Re: Flexy fingers

There are two kinds of testing - fabrication and end-user. If you want feedback on printing and assembly, everyone here can help you. If you want end-user testing, you are encouraged to contact Melina Brown so that she can connect you with recipients that can provide feedback on fit, functionality, ...
by joecross
Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Beta Testing
Topic: Thermoformed Raptor Reloaded Gauntlet: FEEDBACK/TESTING REQUESTED
Replies: 39
Views: 12853

Re: Thermoformed Raptor Reloaded Gauntlet: FEEDBACK/TESTING REQUESTED

Hi Stephen - do you plan to make a version of the reverse dovetail with wide velcro straps or support for the bottom brace? It would be great if there was a version in Fusion that included multiple styles so that you could pick which strap/brace you wanted and export it as STL.
by joecross
Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Beta Testing
Topic: Palm Mesh
Replies: 14
Views: 4082

Re: Palm Mesh

I tried printing the bolt-on version in PLA, but am having a hard time prying it off of the print bed. If I print directly on the bed, it sticks so well that I can't get it off without damaging it. If I use a raft, I can get it off of the bed, but then the raft sticks to the bottom of the print so w...
by joecross
Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Arms
Topic: Raptor Wing
Replies: 23
Views: 7924

Re: Raptor Wing

by joecross
Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: General Getting Started
Topic: I want to buy a 3D printer
Replies: 17
Views: 5838

Re: I want to buy a 3D printer

kdanzo wrote:The link for Joe Cross 3D printer recommendation is not working. My school is in the process of purchasing a 3D printer and I would like to find one that works well with the eNABLE prosthetic hand project.


Here is a link to the new printer DB: http://spc4.e-nable.me/
by joecross
Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Arms
Topic: Raptor Wing
Replies: 23
Views: 7924

Re: Raptor Wing

Charles de Sauza tweaked the piece to fill the gap. I'll ask him if he can share the new model with us.
by joecross
Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Arms
Topic: Raptor Wing
Replies: 23
Views: 7924

Re: Raptor Wing

I'll reach out to Ivan and see if he is still supporting the design. If not, maybe we can take over the Github repository and add some of the tweaked models posted here.
by joecross
Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Arms
Topic: Raptor Wing
Replies: 23
Views: 7924

Re: Raptor Wing

Is the elbow joint just supposed to float in that area? Was it made wider between the initial design and the current version? Did you ever get resolution on this Jason? I'm printing a Wing right now and have the same gap in the joint. I saw that others just filled the gap with washers, which is wha...
by joecross
Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Arms
Topic: Cup that straps on?
Replies: 0
Views: 684

Cup that straps on?

We have a potential recipient here that wants an arm so she can ride a bike. She doesn't have enough of a forearm to actuate the fingers, so we're planning to attach an "always closed" Reloaded hand to a cup that straps directly to the arm. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11525444/cup_...
by joecross
Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Hands
Topic: No More Tippi Tips
Replies: 3
Views: 1353

Re: No More Tippi Tips

Quick questions - Have you tried the Non-Slip product from the same company? Does it offer any grip benefits? And how much Plasti Dip does it take to cover 5 fingers? I'm trying to decide how big of a pot to get.
by joecross
Fri May 22, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Arms
Topic: Shoulder Harnesses
Replies: 5
Views: 1377

Re: Shoulder Harnesses

I have a recipient here in Hungary that would need a shoulder-driven device. Has there been any progress on adapting one of our designs for this purpose?
by joecross
Tue May 05, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Technical Q&A
Topic: Required cord strength
Replies: 2
Views: 951

Required cord strength

I visited a fishing tackle shop today and saw dozens of different kinds of braided line. Most were in the 10-30 lb test range. So what is the actual strength that the cord needs to be? Most of the recommendations I've are in terms of diameter, but some of these were as small as .14mm diameter. I'd l...
by joecross
Sun May 03, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Hands
Topic: Raptor Reloaded - Current State
Replies: 4
Views: 1687

Re: Raptor Reloaded - Current State

To the best of my knowledge, only the Standard version is on the "Current and Recommended" list and approved for recipient use. I think the rest are in various stages of beta testing, right?
by joecross
Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: Beta Testing
Topic: Gripper Box 3.0: FEEDBACK/TESTING REQUESTED
Replies: 33
Views: 7030

Re: Gripper Box 3.0: FEEDBACK/TESTING REQUESTED

Yeah, I was able to get two loops, but I was only using a single thread from a braided nylon cord. Maybe that's strong enough?
by joecross
Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Beta Testing
Topic: Gripper Box 3.0: FEEDBACK/TESTING REQUESTED
Replies: 33
Views: 7030

Re: Gripper Box 3.0: FEEDBACK/TESTING REQUESTED

I printed out the latest Gripper Box at 100% to fit a demo hand I'm finishing up. Unfortunately, I couldn't fit anything into the whippletree or pin except a single loop of .5mm cord. The photos seem to show a metal wire. Is that what I should be using?
by joecross
Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Technical Q&A
Topic: DeltaMaker 3D printer
Replies: 5
Views: 1876

Re: DeltaMaker 3D printer

Would you guys mind adding a review of your printers to our growing Printer Review site?

http://spc4.e-nable.me/
by joecross
Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Technical Q&A
Topic: Suitable 3D Printer
Replies: 6
Views: 2000

Re: Suitable 3D Printer

http://spc4.e-nable.me/

Check out our Printer Review site - it has reviews from other members. It's kinda small right now, but you may find some useful feedback on different printers that you're considering. And PLEASE add a review of your printer when you finally get one!
by joecross
Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Technical Q&A
Topic: Printer
Replies: 3
Views: 1296

Re: Printer

I'd like to buy a 3D printer. http://spc4.e-nable.me/ Check out our Printer Review site - it has reviews from other members. It's kinda small right now, but you may find some useful feedback on different printers that you're considering. And PLEASE add a review of your printer when you finally get ...
by joecross
Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Technical Q&A
Topic: SOLVED: Filament Slipping in Extruder
Replies: 1
Views: 1632

Re: SOLVED: Filament Slipping in Extruder

Turns out that this was a simple matter of me using new filament and not measuring it for thickness. The new filament is thicker than the previous filament, so it was laying down too much plastic when I used the same flow/feed rate settings. This caused my nozzle to ride on top of the previous layer...
by joecross
Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Beta Testing
Topic: Thermoformed Raptor Reloaded Gauntlet: FEEDBACK/TESTING REQUESTED
Replies: 39
Views: 12853

Re: Thermoformed Raptor Reloaded Gauntlet: FEEDBACK/TESTING REQUESTED

Anybody have feedback from users (as opposed to fabricators)?
by joecross
Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: General R&D
Topic: Tensioners
Replies: 16
Views: 3846

Re: Tensioners

I would like to use one of these tensioners on my Spidey Sensor TnT hand that will measure touch and temperature. Can someone with a design for the Raptor Reloaded send me a set of STL files that replace the existing tensioner? Thanks Les Les - join the beta test party!!! http://forums.e-nable.me/v...
by joecross
Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Technical Q&A
Topic: SOLVED: Filament Slipping in Extruder
Replies: 1
Views: 1632

SOLVED: Filament Slipping in Extruder

I am having a problem with the extruder clicking loudly and slipping, but only with certain filaments. At 40mm/s and .2mm height with 1.75 PLA, some filaments slip intermittently. I thought it was a mechanical problem with the extruder except that the filament sent with the printer NEVER slips. Is i...
by joecross
Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Technical Q&A
Topic: Standards for Printed Parts
Replies: 2
Views: 1093

Re: Standards for Printed Parts

What would you suggest? Most posts seem to revolve around infill, shells and layer height since those are the main variables that are shared across all slicers and printers. For those, I feel like there is a fairly accepted standard: 40%, 3, .2mm. Some people tweak those based on the part and scale ...
by joecross
Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Hands
Topic: Finger shape
Replies: 9
Views: 2266

Re: Finger shape

So awesome!!!
by joecross
Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: General Administrative
Topic: Google Login Error
Replies: 2
Views: 1240

Re: Google Login Error

It should no longer throw an error. Hi - The good news is that I don't get an error anymore. The bad news is now I get this message when I click the link in the email notification, "The requested topic does not exist." When I log in via the forum home page first, the link works fine so I'...
by joecross
Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Beta Testing
Topic: Printer Review Site: FEEDBACK/TESTING REQUESTED
Replies: 0
Views: 728

Printer Review Site: FEEDBACK/TESTING REQUESTED

John Glancy and I have been working on a WordPress-powered site for housing printer reviews specific to eNABLE. The goal is to capture valuable printer expertise from other members and make it available to others (especially new members who inevitably ask "What's a good printer to buy?"). ...
by joecross
Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Beta Testing
Topic: Gripper Box 3.0: FEEDBACK/TESTING REQUESTED
Replies: 33
Views: 7030

Re: Gripper Box 3.0: FEEDBACK/TESTING REQUESTED

Got the new instructions - thanks! Of course I only need one pin and one box - duh...
by joecross
Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Beta Testing
Topic: Gripper Box 3.0: FEEDBACK/TESTING REQUESTED
Replies: 33
Views: 7030

Re: Gripper Box 3.0: FEEDBACK/TESTING REQUESTED

I printed all of the parts but got a bit stuck on assembly. Could you post a few pics? Especially of how the pin and box pieces go together.

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by joecross
Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: General Administrative
Topic: Google Login Error
Replies: 2
Views: 1240

Google Login Error

I get an error every time I use Google to login after clicking the link in an an email notification.

  1. Click link in email notification
  2. Click "Google" button to login
  3. Get error

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by joecross
Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: General Administrative
Topic: Modifying Email Notifications
Replies: 0
Views: 685

Modifying Email Notifications

The email notification templates can be easily modified to include more/less details. The goal is to allow people to quickly see why they are receiving an email notification and any of the relevant info.

The templates are found at

Code: Select all

\language\en\email\


Relevant discussion is here
by joecross
Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: Technical Q&A
Topic: Blender Modeling Help
Replies: 6
Views: 2423

Re: Blender Modeling Help

I took a swing at this by duplicating the back plate and dissolving the existing one. I then used the ruler to get the holes in the right place. But got totally stuck trying to merge the updated back plate onto the front. I think I'm going about this all wrong.
by joecross
Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Idea Launch Process and "Current and Recommended" Program
Replies: 1
Views: 908

Re: Idea Launch Process and Approved by eNABLE Program

A few questions to consider:
  • What is the advantage of getting approved?
  • How will people know what is approved vs. unapproved?
  • Does this only apply to prostheses or other ideas, as well?
by joecross
Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: General Administrative
Topic: Setting "Subscribe me to this thread" by default when posting/replying
Replies: 0
Views: 636

Setting "Subscribe me to this thread" by default when posting/replying

In case we want to enable this by default, we have to run a mySQL query on existing users and change an option for new users.

Relevant write-up
by joecross
Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Idea Launch Process and "Current and Recommended" Program
Replies: 1
Views: 908

Idea Launch Process and "Current and Recommended" Program

I created this thread to facilitate a discussion around the process for launching an idea into the eNABLE community (aka How Do People Know When a Design is Ready for Recipients?). A critical piece of that process is the notion of what is "Current and Recommended"". This helps differe...
by joecross
Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Technical Q&A
Topic: Blender Modeling Help
Replies: 6
Views: 2423

Re: Blender Modeling Help

Here's my best effort at measuring the distances of the four screws on the back. The 18.5mm measure is from the center of the one cut-out to the center of the other. The cable channel can just go in the middle of the final piece. Drew - It's a CTC from China, so I'm not sure what specific kind it is...
by joecross
Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Beta Testing
Topic: Gripper Box 3.0: FEEDBACK/TESTING REQUESTED
Replies: 33
Views: 7030

Gripper Box 3.0: FEEDBACK/TESTING REQUESTED

This is Jason Bryant's proposed replacement for the tensioner box on the Raptor Reloaded. It provides adaptive grip so that each finger in the hand will adjust to the shape of the object being held. We want to get this integrated into the official Reloaded design, so please reply here to let Jason k...
by joecross
Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Beta Testing
Topic: STICKY: Beta Testing HOWTO
Replies: 0
Views: 843

STICKY: Beta Testing HOWTO

IMPORTANT - only work with users that have been involved in beta testing previously. Never test a prostheses on a new recipient. We are working on a long-term beta test program. Until then, we must put our recipient's safety above our desire to quickly deliver new ideas. You may email the e-NABLE M...
by joecross
Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Technical Q&A
Topic: Blender Modeling Help
Replies: 6
Views: 2423

Blender Modeling Help

I'm trying to change the dimensions of this Thing -http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:370903 I'm using Blender, but am totally confused about which of the 17,542 options and tools I should use. I need to move the screw holes out, which means the whole thing needs to be wider. Any advice on how I can d...
by joecross
Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: General Getting Started
Topic: STICKY: How to Get Involved
Replies: 1
Views: 2960

STICKY: How to Get Involved

The best way to get involved is to visit our main web site. It has links to the Matching System intake form and all sorts of resources that will help you jump in!

http://enablingthefuture.org/get-involved/
by joecross
Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Hands
Topic: Digit Kit
Replies: 4
Views: 1198

Re: Digit Kit

This seems similar to other Swiss Army discussions going on:

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=13
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=54
by joecross
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: General R&D
Topic: What are you working on
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

Re: What are you working on

Over the next month :D I am hoping to progress with the folowing Hi Jason, I'm working with Jon Schull and others to collect all of the awesome ideas out there and try to "productize" them so that everyone in the community can benefit. This might include posting the design and files to ou...
by joecross
Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Hands
Topic: Where to Tie Elastic on Raptor Reloaded?
Replies: 2
Views: 798

Re: Where to Tie Elastic on Raptor Reloaded?

Tied at the wrist is FAR superior to tied at the knuckle. (Note, I've stopped using elastics entirely in my hand, and I love it. Bowden push-pull cables are SO much more comfortable.) Thanks Peregrine, I couldn't ask for better feedback than from a user. I'll tie them at the wrist until I can learn...
by joecross
Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Hands
Topic: Where to Tie Elastic on Raptor Reloaded?
Replies: 2
Views: 798

Where to Tie Elastic on Raptor Reloaded?

I've noticed that some folks are tying the elastic for the fingers of the new Raptor Reloaded around the channels themselves rather than running them up to the wrist holes (see photo). The official Instructables assembly instructions have them running up to the wrist, though. It seems like using the...
by joecross
Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Technical Q&A
Topic: Skeinforge Settings Help
Replies: 12
Views: 2754

Re: Skeinforge Settings Help

You can also get fairly cheap fans that are USB powered. http://www.coolerguys.com/usbfans.html for example. Then you can power it from a USB power supply, or a nearby computer. And it's easy to plug/unplug the fan from USB so that you cool the PLA prints and not the ABS prints. Thanks Laird - perf...
by joecross
Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Technical Q&A
Topic: Skeinforge Settings Help
Replies: 12
Views: 2754

Re: Skeinforge Settings Help

I've played around with the various suggestions you've all given. Squishing the first layer does help, but it didn't make a significant difference on the overhangs, which still curled. BUT, I put a floor fan in front of the printer on full blast and the overhangs immediately improved, without changi...
by joecross
Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Technical Q&A
Topic: Skeinforge Settings Help
Replies: 12
Views: 2754

Re: Skeinforge Settings Help

Do you have a cooling fan over the extruder, that will really help. Unfortunately, no. I checked out the one Laird pointed me to, but it requires some soldering since my board doesn't support an extra fan. I'm not in a position to do that, so I'm going to have to think about how to power the fan. M...
by joecross
Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Technical Q&A
Topic: Skeinforge Settings Help
Replies: 12
Views: 2754

Re: Skeinforge Settings Help

I really like making the first layer thick and slow. For example, 150% thickness, and 50% speed, and I calibrate the nozzle pretty close to the print bed, so the first layer really sticks. This sometimes means that I have a little extra material on the first layer, but that's easy to trim off. And,...
by joecross
Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Technical Q&A
Topic: Skeinforge Settings Help
Replies: 12
Views: 2754

Skeinforge Settings Help

I'm busy printing the Raptor Reloaded on my new CTC printer (Replicator clone). I'm having trouble printing the fingers without supports because the edges keep curling up as soon as it gets to the overhang (you can see it on the top finger in the picture below). Adding supports fixes the problem, bu...

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